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The U.S. Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision denying Amazon's bid for review of a First Circuit decision that found the company's drivers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and can pursue misclassification claims in court, according to an order list issued Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court should reconsider its denial, earlier this month, of Amazon's request to review a First Circuit decision that found the company's delivery drivers can pursue misclassification claims because an Eleventh Circuit order, one day later, created a circuit split, the online retail giant argued Tuesday.
A recent Eleventh Circuit ruling that suggested the Federal Arbitration Act may not cover "last-mile" delivery drivers shows how challenging it is to identify the law's scope, employment lawyers say.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused Amazon's request to review a First Circuit decision that found the company's delivery drivers can pursue misclassification claims in court because they fit the definition of transportation workers who are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.
E-commerce giant Amazon has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to narrow a federal standard giving interstate transportation workers an out from arbitration, saying a First Circuit decision keeping alive claims from Amazon Flex drivers who only made deliveries in one state "sows confusion" about employment contracts.